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SAS, WPS and R


In a decision that that could have major impact on the analytics marketplace, the UK High Court has ruled against statistical giant SAS in its litigation of tiny UK upstart World Programming Ltd (WPL).WPL introduced its WPS SAS interpreter clone several years ago, offering existing SAS customers a low-cost alternative to much of SAS System functionality. SAS had claimed WPL's “use of the SAS Learning Edition product when developing its own World Programming System (WPS) language interpreter software was a breach of terms of use and infringed its copyright”. The High Court disagreed. WPL notes triumphantly that “Customers who have legacy programs written in the SAS Language will now be able to choose whether to continue with the SAS system or elect for the far less expensive alternative where WPS software provides the required functionality. “

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Comments (5)
Another great post, packed with ideas and resources. Looking forward to the next.
Posted by Claire D | Thursday, August 05 2010 at 12:20PM ET
WPL has misrepresented the verdict. For further information, check the SAS press center: Thank you.
Posted by Desiree A | Friday, August 06 2010 at 12:31PM ET
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